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Chet Hanks Gets Asked Why His 'White Boy Summer' Is Different To The Past 400 Years In US History

Charisa Bossinakis

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Chet Hanks Gets Asked Why His 'White Boy Summer' Is Different To The Past 400 Years In US History

Controversial rapper and Tom Hank’s offspring, Chet Hanks, was asked how ‘White Boy Summer’ was different from the past 400 summers in American History.

Needless to say, he was left a little speechless.

The rapper (and we use the term rapper loosely) appeared on the late-night talk show Ziwehosted by comedian Ziwe Fumudoh.

The host roasted Hanks over his song and coined phrase ‘White Boy Summer’.

She asked: “You anointed the summer of 2021 as ‘White Boy Summer’, can you tell us how that’s different from the past 400 summers in American History?”

Given that you know, every summer is ‘White Boy Summer’.

Hanks responded: “I don’t know. [It] started with just me, I got a fresh a** haircut, and I was feeling myself, so I posted a video on my Instagram.”

Ziwe then asked: “Do all of your songs come from her super iconic quotes?”

He replied: “Maybe. Are you trying to make me nervous?”

She added: “Are you afraid of black women?”

The actor and rapper said: “No.”

Ziwe quipped back: “Maybe you should be."

Why couldn’t Chet inherit all of his father's tremendous acting skills?

In the same interview, the late-night talk show host also asked Hanks if he felt the need to apologise to any marginalised communities, particularly the patois community.

Hanks shook his head before saying: “Nah.”

He added: “I don't think I’ve done anything truly offensive.”

You know how Ursula didn’t know she was the villain in The Little Mermaid? It's kind of like that.

A stunned Ziwe then asked: “You don’t see it as cultural appropriation? You see it as a celebration of culture? And like social justice warriors can like go kick rocks.”

“Yeah,” he said. 

Hanks then added: “I 100 per cent agree. Social justice warriors can kick rocks.”

Ziwe was alluding to the 31-year-old making headlines in 2020 when he received backlash for releasing videos of himself mimicking a Jamaican patois accent.

In one of his videos, while depicting a Caribbean accent, Hanks said: “'Me wake up this morning and see the thing turn up. Internet go mad. Respect.”

While gracing the Golden Globes red carpet in the same year, Hanks also posted in a since-deleted video of him emulating the accent again, which was met with heavy criticism on Twitter, according to The Daily Mail.

One person wrote: “This is deeply disturbing and chaotic.”

Another person commented: “Sometimes the apple falls off the tree and rolls down a hill and into a ravine.”

While another user wrote: “This is why Tom never takes him anywhere.”

Featured Image Credit: SHOWTIME/Ziwe

Topics: Celebrity, Tom Hanks, TV and Film, Music

Charisa Bossinakis
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